Interview: babirye bukilwa, Jessica Butcher & Chloe Todd Fordham Talk Small Truth Theatre’s Second Series

After an On Comm-winning first series, Small Truth Theatre are back with a second! Series 2 of the Digital Caravan Theatre collection launches Saturday 17th October 2020 and features three new works: babirye bukilwa’s WATER; Jessica Butcher’s TIME and Chloe Todd Fordham’s RAGE. Here, all three writers give some great insight into their work... First... Continue Reading →

Orpheus in the Record Shop: If Music Be the Food of Love…

Saturday 10th October 2020 at Leeds Playhouse (Quarry Theatre). Orpheus in the Record Shop brings the incredibly talented Testament back to Leeds Playhouse, and it’s a return worth waiting for. With text and music by Testament (with additional music by Taz Modi) and direction from Aletta Collins, musical and storytelling styles merge to tell a... Continue Reading →

Krapp’s Last Tape: A Retrospective of Spools & Spoils

Saturday 10th October 2020 at Leeds Playhouse (Bramall Rock Void) Before Jonathan Larson was penning musings about 525,600 minutes to measure a year, Samuel Beckett had the supremely underwhelmed Krapp facing the exact same existential crisis, just from much further down the line of life experience... In this co-production from Opera North and Leeds Playhouse,... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Krapp’s Last Tape: A Thing of Reverence

Saturday 10th October 2020 at Leeds Playhouse (Courtyard Theatre). Leeds Playhouse and Opera North’s collaboration series Connecting Voices is bringing audiences back into the fold of live theatre in actual theatre spaces. The series includes some reflective works on the main productions, offering audiences excerpts of music and words which engage with central messages and... Continue Reading →

Interview: Charlotte Cline & Gavin Leigh Talk All Things ‘60 Hour Shakespeare’

60 Hour Shakespeare...sounds pretty intense right? It’s not quite a case of a Shakespeare-themed lock-in, but it’s still pretty ambitious. The company’s USP is aiming to produce Shakespeare’s works within the rehearsal timeframe available to actors while the bard was alive and well. It all sounds rather unique and intriguing so I was glad to... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Theatre Fix: Barbra Streisand’s Most Theatrical Showstoppers

So you want drama? You’re missing the thrill of high stakes performance and jaw-dropping vocal risk-taking? You want theatrical flair and the best of fiercely emotive performance? Ladies, gents, one and all, allow the incomparable Barbra Streisand to fill that void. Now, I’ve been enjoying something of a Streisand Renaissance during lockdown, revisiting pretty much... Continue Reading →

Interview: Nur Khairiyah Talks Launching RUMAH Festival, Valuing Creatives’ Work & the Need for Greater Representation

RUMAHFest, founded by Nur Khairiyah and set to launch later this month, is both timely and incredibly important. The festival will run online from September 26th 2020 and seeks to champion the work of Asian artists based in London. While the festival will give audiences free access, it is hoped that audiences will donate to... Continue Reading →

Interview: Rosie Thomas & Ella Nokes on Launching Burnt Orange Theatre’s Young Company

Burnt Orange Theatre have been busy with a summer school throughout August and they have some great work ahead in September too. Looking forward with a keen eye on facilitating access to the arts, the company are firmly focused on projects aimed at young people. Here, Co-Artistic Directors Rosie and Ella give some insights into... Continue Reading →

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